Today, I'm joining in with Maxabella's Saturday Grateful. I love reading all the happy posts around the blogosphere on a weekend, so I thought I'd join in this week.
This week I'm grateful for...
Our builders. They've finished! And we're so happy to have our newly improved home to ourselves again. And not only did they finish the entire job in four quick months, but they cleaned it thoroughly before they left. They dusted everything, wiped down every surface, washed the deckings, cleaned the driveway, washed the windows inside and out, cleaned the floors - all they'd have to do is pick up Abbey's toys and cook dinner, and my work here would be done!
Friends. Right on cue, just as I needed to let go and have some fun, my friends came to the rescue. Last weekend, I went out for dinner (and a couple of bottles of champagne) with some of my girlfriends. Then, a last-minute opportunity for Bon Jovi tickets came our way, and my bestie and I went to the concert. We danced, sang and acted like teenagers for a night. So much fun.
Christmas cheer. Having to go to a shopping centre so close to Christmas is not often a fun thing, but this week it was. I took Abbey shopping, expecting it all to turn pear-shaped, but was pleasantly surprised. No tantrums. And lots of smiling, happy faces and people laughing at her funny antics. It seems like everyone is happier this year, rather than the stressed out, crabby faces around the shops most other Christmases.